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Computer help

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by BuckNutty, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Within the last week every time I boot up my computer I get an error message that says the following file doesn't load properly.


    Everything seems to be working the same except for the last two times I tried to burn a CD it got stuck in the middle and just froze up. Does this error message I'm getting have anything to do with my cd burner drive? Anyone know what I could do to fix it? As I'm sure you can tell from my questions computers aren't my friend. :hatepc:

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!


    Go to control panel / add remove programs

    Find "Wild Tangent" and uninstall it

    If it is something you need, then reinstall it afterward.

    Do you run Spybot??

    PS it (WT) looks to come with AIM and a couple of other programs so I don't know if it will affect them. It seems to be an addin for online gaming (don't know what kind of gaming though).
  3. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    WildTangent is a piece of spyware that was probably installed with some other free program you downloaded, most likely without you even knowing it.

    First I would download and run Ad-Aware. That may remove most of your spyware including the registry entry that is causing it to try and load at startup. Download it here:

    If, after running Ad-Aware, you still get the message at startup, you can manually remove the registry entry that is causing it to try to load.

    (Assuming you are running XP): Go to the Start Menu and choose Run. In the "Run" dialog box, type "msconfig" without the quotes and hit Enter. When the System Configuration Utility pops up, click on the Startup tab along the top. Then look for an entry named Wild Tangent, and uncheck the box next to it. Hit OK, restart, and you should be good to go.

    edit: The CD burning problem is most likely unrelated. Go to the CD burning software's Web site and check if there are any updates or patches available to download.
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    If it were me, I'd check the Flux Capacitor.
  5. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Well I ran adaware and then Spybot and found the following crap:

    DSO Exploit

    Not sure what any of it means but I removed them and I'm about to reboot. I'll look for the patch for my Burner.

    Thank you GL and Cleve.
  6. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    C: Forma-try that, it should solve all of your problems :wink2:
  7. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    BuckNutty, for what it is worth, the Wildtangent and DSO Exploit are likely the source of your issues, the others are likely just tracking cookies, which you can't really stop.. and are also for the most part harmless.
  8. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Wild Tangent is like the backstreet boys of spyware, wait til you get ahold of a browser hijack, like that grandstreetinteractive crap. That's a good time right there, I dont care who you are :)
  9. powerlifter

    powerlifter ▪█───────█

    I'd say your problem is now solved. It's not a bad idea to run regclean either. Might help get everything worked out in your registry.
  10. AmeriBuck007

    AmeriBuck007 Honey, Frank the Tank is not coming back

    Do you have AOL instant messenger, Wild Tangent is needed to play some of the games on that and im pretty sure its installed automatically with the newer versions..
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  11. Ginn4Heisman

    Ginn4Heisman Newbie

    Thats exactly what I was going to say... maybe it would fix itself if you did a update to your AIM if you have one. If not go to control panel and remove it.
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  12. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    the best program to run is made by Giant Software Company. their spyware tool is the greatest
  13. mrgreenpants

    mrgreenpants Newbie

    spy sweeper and the adware remover are two good freeware scripts..

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